Council Rock School District

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Council Rock School District
Map of Bucks County Pennsylvania School Districts.png
School district map of Bucks County, PA
30 North Chancellor Street
Newtown, Pennsylvania, Bucks, 18940
United States
Type Public
Superintendent Dr. Robert Fraser, Ed.d
Grades K-12
Mascot Indians (CR-North), Golden Hawks (CR-South)

The Council Rock School District also known as CRSD is located in lower Bucks County, in southeastern Pennsylvania. The Districts administrative offices are located in one of the original school district buildings in the Borough of Newtown. The building, The Chancellor Center, (formerly known as The Chancellor Street school) dates back to 1871 and was remodeled in 2003. As of May 2015, the district's total enrollment was 11,157.[1] It spends over US$ 12,000 per secondary student per year (not including special education students). According to the New America Foundation, the district's 2012 operating budget was $124M.[2] The district operates two high schools (grades 9-12), three middle schools (grades 7-8), ten elementary schools (grades K-6), and an alternative High School.[citation needed]

The district covers 75 square miles (190 km2) and comprises five Bucks County municipalities:

The district's current Superintendent of Schools is Dr. Robert Fraser, Ed.d


As of the 2010 census, the total population of the school district is 72,458. The school district educates 12,000 students, K-12, and has approximately 956 teachers and supervisors, as well as clerical, custodial, maintenance and cafeteria employees who support the instructional program. The school district is by far the largest employer in the area. The school district operates sixteen schools total: ten elementary schools (grades K-6), three middle schools (grades 7-8), two high schools (grades 9-12) and one alternative high school. Council Rock is also one of four school districts participating with the Middle Bucks Institute of Technology located in Jamison, Pennsylvania.[3]

Council Rock had only one high school until the 2002-2003 academic year, when the high schools split into CR-North (the Indians) and CR-South (the Golden Hawks). Before 1969, the high school was located in the building now used for the Newtown Middle School. Prior to that, the high school was located in a smaller building on Chancellor Street in Newtown; a building that later became Chancellor Street Elementary school before closing in 2002. The Chancellor Street school was extensively modified, and reopened as the Chancellor Street Center, 1 of three buildings housing district administration. The other 2 buildings are the Sloan Alternative School, housed in space in Newtown Borough that is leased from the Law School Admissions Council, and the 101 Twining Ford facility in Richboro. The Twining Ford facility houses maintenance and records for the district. The site on Twining Ford Rd was originally the command and control center for a Nike Missile installation located nearby.


High schools[edit]

Middle schools[edit]

  • Newtown Middle School
  • Holland Middle School
  • Richboro Middle School

Elementary schools[edit]


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